Welcome to The Good Life Project

Evidencing the impact of nature on health, wellbeing and behaviour

About us

Browse the site to learn about our ground-breaking research, our range of exciting courses and rural meeting space for hire – or simply browse our exclusive online farm shop!

The Good Life Project is a research and training programme evidencing the positive benefits of nature on human health, wellbeing and behaviour.

We’re based on a 19th Century farm in rural Cambridgeshire with bees, chickens and produce, where we regularly hold public and business courses and host team building days. We’re licensed as organic by the Soil Association and working towards organic certification.

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"Exciting... Ground-breaking... Inspiring"

"I grew up in the countryside but had something of a 'nature deficit' when I lived and worked in London for twenty years. I discovered that having less contact with the outdoors - Oxford Street didn't count! - and with nature and all its seasonal changes made me feel restless, disconnected and unhappy. There is plenty of anecdotal evidence that tells us having contact with nature is good for us and our sense of well-being and I would certainly back that up, but if the research this project undertakes is able to prove that, it will be to the great advantage to everyone. I wish it every success and will be intrigued and excited to read its findings."
Kate Humble Broadcaster (BBC’s Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Animal Park)
"The Good Life Project is an inspiring one that throws light on a very important subject. It aims to demonstrate something I and many others already believe: that health and wellbeing are intricately bound up with our surroundings, and that a closer connection to the natural environment can improve and enrich our working lives. If we are happier and healthier at work, of course that has huge benefits for the rest of our lives too, so I very much look forward to seeing results of this research and the new directions they could lead us in."
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall Food writer and environmental campaigner (River Cottage)
"The Good Life Project is shining a welcome light on the relationship between workplace wellbeing and exposure to the natural world. We know the value of providing employees with healthy, fresh, seasonal food in the workplace, and we look forward to the results of this ground-breaking research, which will provide necessary insights into the additional benefits of fresh air at lunchtime and communal food growing activities. The implications for businesses could be significant."
Rob Percival Policy Officer, the Soil Association

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From our blog

Tales from the Farm – Roof Man

When we built the barn here at the farm, we knew that we wanted to include a wild flower roof. Not only do they look…
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Tales from the Farm ‘Bees in the roof’

I love bees. That’s why we keep them here at the farm. Well, I say keep, but in reality we’re simply guardians of the bees,…
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Going Organic! What Organic Means 4 Months On

It’s hard to believe that its been almost 4 months since the inspector from the Soil Association visited us to make his initial inspection and help guide…
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